angular.variance: A measure of variance for Circular Data

Description Usage Arguments Value Author(s) References See Also Examples

Description

Returns twice one minus the mean resultant length divided by the sample size of a vector of circular data.

Usage

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angular.variance(x, na.rm = FALSE)

Arguments

x

a vector. The object is coerced to class circular.

na.rm

logical, indicating if NA's should be omitted.

Value

Returns twice one minus the mean resultant length divided by the sample size.

Author(s)

Claudio Agostinelli

References

Batchelet, E. (1981) Circular Statistics in Biology. Academic Press, London.

Jammalamadaka, S. Rao and SenGupta, A. (2001). Topics in Circular Statistics, Section 1.3, World Scientific Press, Singapore.

Zar, J.H. (2010) Biostatistical Analysis. Fifth edition. Pearson Educational International.

See Also

var.circular, angular.deviation, mean.circular, rho.circular and summary.circular.

Examples

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x <- rvonmises(n=100, mu=circular(0), kappa=1)
angular.variance(x)

Example output

Attaching package: 'circular'

The following objects are masked from 'package:stats':

    sd, var

[1] 1.12755

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